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Forum Oscar Poll Results – April 2014


Below are the Apr. 2 – May 3 Poll Results.

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Gone Girl
Gone Girl

01. Foxcatcher (80%)
01. Gone Girl (80%)
03. Big Eyes (78%)
03. Inherent Vice (78%)
05. Interstellar (74%)

06. Birdman (70%)
07. Unbroken (68%)
08. A Most Violent Year (46%)
09. Fury (38%)
09. The Grand Budapest Hotel (38%)

April finds the top 5 with no change, just some bolstered numbered within that group. In the bottom five, the same films find support (and more of it), save Suite française. It falls out of the top 10 and is replaced by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The box office success saw a surge of votes in its favor last month and stands as the only film on the list that has been released or seen in any way so far.


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Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

01. Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice (63%)
02. Angelina Jolie, Unbroken (61%)
03. David Fincher, Gone Girl (59%)
04. Tim Burton, Big Eyes (57%)
04. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman (57%)

06. Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher (54%)
07. Christopher Nolan, Interstellar (39%)
08. J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year (22%)
09. Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel (13%)
10. Stephen Daldry, Trash (11%)

Angelina Jolie sees a big jump from 5th to a close 2nd this month, jumping ahead of David Fincher and Tim Burton, who both lose percentage points. But it’s Bennett Miller (previously 4th) who falls out of the top five entirely and replaced by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Considering that Foxcatcher received the most votes for Best Picture there seems to be a disconnect. Coinciding with his appearance in Best Picture, Wes Anderson debuts in the Best Director top 10 this month.


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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

01. Steve Carell, Foxcatcher (68%)
02. Michael Keaton, Birdman (67%)
03. Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice (63%)
04. Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes (59%)
05. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game (36%)
05. Jack O’Connell, Unbroken (36%)

07. Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner (22%)
08. Brad Pitt, Fury (20%)
09. Chadwick Boseman, Get on Up (14%)
09. Bradley Cooper, American Sniper (14%)

The top 5 for Best Actor stays essentially the same but with a big debut by Benedict Cumberbatch, tying him for 5th place with Jack O’Connell. Month to month Carell saw his numbers plummet a full 10 points, while Keaton saw his rise 14.  Bradley Cooper, who was recently photographed with a massive body transition for his Clint Eastwood film American Sniper, debuts this month. Timothy Spall finds a place as his Mike Leigh film will appear in competition at the Cannes Film Festival laster this month.


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Reese Witherspoon in Wild
Reese Witherspoon in Wild

01. Amy Adams, Big Eyes (80%)
02. Michelle Williams, Suite française (69%)
03. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl (64%)
04. Reese Witherspoon, Wild (52%)
05. Meryl Streep, Into the Woods (34%)

06. Hilary Swank, The Homesman (25%)
07. Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year (10%)
07. Carey Mulligan, Suffragette (20%)
09. Jessica Chastain, Miss Julie (17%)
10. Cate Blanchett, Carol (12%)

Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon saw spikes of support last month and although their placement remains the same their percentages rose. In fact, the top 5 women are the same as last month. Amy Adams, still in 1st by a wide margin, saw a dip in her numbers while Michelle Williams saw hers peak. Meryl Streep dropped a steep 10 points but that’s likely to Hilary Swank’s big debut at #6 after the trailer for The Homesman was released, plus its inclusion in this year’s Cannes Film Festival in competition films.


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Mark Ruffalo, right, in Foxcatcher
Mark Ruffalo, right, in Foxcatcher

01. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher (75%)
02. Edward Norton, Birdman (70%)
03. Neil Patrick Harris, Gone Girl (59%)
04. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice (54%)
05. Miyavi, Unbroken (34%)

06. Logan Lerman, Fury (30%)
07. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash (25%)
08. Benicio Del Toro, Inherent Vice (21%)
09. Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes (20%)
10. Matthias Schoenaerts, Suite française(16%)

Mark Ruffalo still leads the same top 5 as last month but Edward Norton surges 14 points into 2nd place. Conversely, Josh Brolin falls to 3rd, losing 13. Neil Patrick Harris gains, moving up to 3rd place for April. In the bottom tier, Logan Lerman remains strong and J.K. Simmons comes charging in with 25% take.


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Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year
Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year

01. Viola Davis, Get on Up (62%)
02. Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year (58%)
03. Kristin Scott Thomas, Suite française (55%)
04. Emma Stone, Birdman (46%)
05. Anna Kendrick, Into the Woods (45%)

06. Emily Blunt, Into the Woods (24%)
07. Meryl Streep, Suffragette (21%)
08. Naomi Watts, St. Vincent (17%)
09. Annette Bening, The Search (15%)
10. Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game (14%)
10. Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars (14%)

Viola Davis remains in 1st place with the exact same percentage (62%). Like many categories it’s the same top 5 as last month and in the same order. Very little changes point-wise, with the exception of Anna Kendrick; she rises 11 points.


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